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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2017 - 10:31 AM

I'm cleaning up the frame for the rusty Page tractor so I can get some primer on it. I'm using a wire wheel on a grinder along with sand blasting. Looking at the frame, it appears that all of the paint is gone and replaced by rust. When I started wire wheeling, the paint came through the rust. So don't shy away from those rusty tractors, they might not be as bad as you think.

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Posted June 03, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Typical surface rust caused from being in a damp moist area.


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Posted June 03, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Awh come on, your gonna paint it!  :boo_hoo:


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Posted June 03, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Gotta stop mother nature from making a meal out of it, Luke. So many things need to be repaired or replaced, so it might as well get paint. I do like the rusty look, but this thing was pretty bad.
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Posted June 03, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Gotta stop mother nature from making a meal out of it, Luke. So many things need to be repaired or replaced, so it might as well get paint. I do like the rusty look, but this thing was pretty bad.

Could you continue with the wire wheel then clear coat over the existing paint?


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Posted June 03, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I could have Luke, but I have to fabricate a hood for it and it would just look cobbed up. A lot of the paint is missing in many areas, too. Rust is too much of a pain to maintain and it never stops. There's an antique engine/tractor show in August at the same place where I bought the tractor. I'm going to bring it to the show all restored with a pic of it when it was in the auction.

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Posted June 03, 2017 - 12:55 PM

I could have Luke, but I have to fabricate a hood for it and it would just look cobbed up. A lot of the paint is missing in many areas, too. Rust is too much of a pain to maintain and it never stops. There's an antique engine/tractor show in August at the same place where I bought the tractor. I'm going to bring it to the show all restored with a pic of it when it was in the auction.

I dont have a problem with restoration, when its something as rare, or as rough as your page was. Did all of them come with hoods like yours did, or were there some without?


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Posted June 03, 2017 - 01:04 PM

Page tractors came with and without hoods depending on the model. Someone fabricated the hood on mine, so I will make one the same as what should be on it. I'll have to curl the sides up on a piece of sheet metal, notch it, bend it, then weld it. I'll cut the top and front to length once it's bent and welded. Here's a Page similar to mine with the correct hood.

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Posted June 03, 2017 - 02:50 PM

You could duplicate fake rust.


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Posted June 03, 2017 - 03:41 PM

I just finished hitting it with red oxide primer, does that count LD?

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Posted June 03, 2017 - 04:26 PM

I just finished hitting it with red oxide primer, does that count LD?

Sure, then just add some high lights of flat black, copper, and such.


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Posted June 03, 2017 - 05:44 PM

You could duplicate fake rust.

That's called "distress" :wave:


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Posted June 03, 2017 - 07:36 PM

No distress is when your ex girl friend runs her car keys down the hood of your car.


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Posted June 03, 2017 - 08:49 PM

No distress is when your ex girl friend runs her car keys down the hood of your car.

That's getting awfully specific.

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Posted June 04, 2017 - 05:58 AM

Experience talking?

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